|I guess nothing can stop the Smooze.|
Apr 15, 2012
Sal's Sunday Punch #15
Like ASM #407, today's Sunday Punch comes from the Complete Ben Reilly Epic volume 2. In Spectacular Spider-Man #230, from Todd DeZago, Sal Buscema, and Jimmy Palmiotti, rookie Spider-Man Ben Reilly's on the trail of David Kalen, an environmental consultant who ran afoul of a booby-trapped toxic waste dump. Because this is comics, Kalen survived, of course, and become a horrific purple goo-man, capable of decaying anything he touches. He's not too happy about this state of affairs, given that his brother died in that same explosion, so he's terrorizing the crooked CEO behind it. Spider-Man is sympathetic, of course, but he's not about to let Kalen (who now goes by DK, because those are his initials and also it sounds like "decay") just kill this dude. So DK punches him really hard.